Davidson teams take district
All three Hilliard high schools had their boys and girls cross country teams advance to the Division I regional meet on Saturday, Oct. 27, at Pickerington North.
The top four teams and top 16 individuals at regional qualify for the state meet Nov. 3 at National Trail Raceway.
The Davidson boys and girls teams won district titles Oct. 20 at Watkins Memorial.
The girls finished first (35 points) in district 1, well ahead of runner-up New Albany (84), as the top five teams and top 20 individuals in district 1 and 2 and the top six teams and top 24 individuals in district 3 advanced to regional.
Lauren Hoover placed second in 19 minutes, 21.42 seconds to lead the Wildcats. Also scoring were Jane Onders (fifth, 19:27.66), Lilly Saniel-Banrey (sixth, 19:34.55), Elsa Saelens (10th, 20:12.32) and Catherine Hildebrand (12th, 20:19.03).
The Davidson boys finished first (34) in district 2, ahead of runner-up Lancaster (59). Bradley (99) and Darby (131) placed third and fourth, respectively, in the district.
Colin Burdette paced Davidson, placing second in 16:15.66). Also scoring were Garrett Knapik (third, 16:22.48), Luke Hoover (eighth, 16:51.25), Lou Takahashi (10th, 16:55.47) and Anthony Caviolo (11th, 17:02.55).
Scoring for Bradley were Eric McCabe (seventh, 16:50.74), Nick Christensen (ninth, 16:55.07), Jon Wagner (22nd, 17:28.42), John Tejada (29th, 17:51.28) and Brady Hall (32nd, 18:00.44), and scoring for Darby were Chase Hampton (fourth, 16:23.82), Lane Hagar (14th, 17:09), Christian Cunningham (34th, 18:01.12), Ryan Baldridge (37th, 18:05.18) and Kyle Fogarty (42nd, 18:13).
The Bradley girls finished second (86) in district 2 behind Dublin Coffman (31). Scoring for the Jaguars were Tes Corea (eighth, 20:14.62), Sarah Hevener (11th, 20:46.47), Alex Winter (14th, 20:33.56), Kayce Pharazyn (22nd, 20:53.12) and Elaina Alpeter (31st, 21:22.19)
The Darby girls finished fifth (121) in district 3 behind champion Upper Arlington (49). Scoring for the Panthers were Julissa Poullet (10th, 19:54.51), Cassady Shultz (19th, 20:32.58), Emily Melnik (29th, 21:04.56), Sarah Vermillion (31st, 21:13.78) and Morgan Brennan (35th, 21:21.06).
-- Brad Emerine